Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
There's a brand-new music festival in Kentucky, and it's a rousing success, the satirical news site the Onion reported this month. It's called the Cavalcade Folk & Roots Festival, and its programming is unique in that the four-day gathering includes no actual music. Instead, it "consists solely of a big empty field to do drugs in."
One of the most mind-blowing musicians of all time, jazz great Ornette Coleman, 85, died of cardiac arrest Thursday in New York.